Designers are faced with a bewildering selection of MCUs upon which to base their next embedded system. This comparative table of recently announced microcontrollers, which will be continiually updated, along with the associated Fundamentals of Microcontrollers course, will help make the selection process a little easier for the embattled engineer.

This list at present contains MCUs launched since June 2011 but earlier devices will be added and new ones as they are introduced. It is split into sections covering 8- 16- and 32-bit MCUs.

The datasheet link has still to be filled in but is the best link to get any datasheets.

If you would like to add to this table with noteworthy devices, or comment on the current selections, contact Colin Holland at